IMPORTANT: Pay special attention to arrival times, airport details and other requirements.

Arcadia University program dates are set in accordance with the overseas institution’s academic calendar and the Arcadia University mandatory orientation dates.

Dates are subject to change based on Griffith University's planned academic calendar in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and any restrictions or safety measures imposed by the Australian government. 
Please wait to book travel until advised by Arcadia University. 

Fall 2022

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) June 29
Depart from U.S. July 9, 2022
Arrive in Sydney July 11
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 11-14
Travel to Griffith July 14
University Orientation July 15
Semester Start July 18
Semester Break August 15-19
Semester End October 29
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. October 30

Academic Year 2022-2023

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) June 29
Depart from U.S. July 9, 2022
Arrive in Sydney July 11
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 11-14
Travel to Griffith July 14
University Orientation July 15
Semester One Start July 18
Semester One Break August 15-19
Semester One End October 29
Semester Two Start March 6, 2023
Semester Two Break April 3-7
Semester Two End June 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 20

Spring 2023

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) TBC
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. February 12, 2023
Arrive in Sydney February 14
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) February 14-17
Travel to Griffith February 17
University Orientation February 27-March 3
Semester Start March 6
Semester Break April 3-7
Semester End June 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 20

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2023

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. February 12, 2023
Arrive in Sydney February 14
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) February 14-17
Travel to Griffith February 17
University Orientation February 27-March 3
Semester One Start March 6
Semester One Break April 3-7
Semester One End June 19
Semester Two Start July 17
Semester Two Break August 14-18
Semester Two End October 29
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. October 30

Fall 2023 & Academic Year 2023

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.